Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Fish Tacos!


Fish Taco’s. I had some the other day at a restaurant here downtown. Now, I’m not a big fan of the Fish Taco, as I’m pretty sure that only beef, or maybe chicken, should be the only representatives of the animal kingdom to appear in the dish.

Well, I met my wife for a bit to eat and they were advertising the fish tacos on their outdoor chalkboard. Our waiter, a cheery fella that seemed really excited to tell us what we were ordering was awesome, was all over those fish tacos. She ordered them, I got a brisket grilled cheese.

Again, fish don't go in tacos, they just don't. 

My wife ordered them and they brought out something I did not expect. Something awesome. I asked for taste. Yum. I asked if she wanted to trade. She shrugged. My grilled cheese brisket thing wasn't real good, not bad, but not worth the money they were charging. She didn't really eat any of that.

You know, I’m not sure what my wife ate. I hate her food, I ate my food. I hope she didn't leave hungry. I know I didn't.

I've dutifully used my artistic skills to try to represent what was in my head when the waiter mentioned they served fish tacos.

See? Irresistible.

I was so surprised by the wonderful reality that I tried to compare it to other times in my life when I received surprising news that made me happy.

1)      The time I found a 20 dollar bill in the parking lot at Taco Bell.
2)      The time I went to watch a concert and after the show a fan of the group came up to me and said I played an awesome gig. I even signed an autograph. I hope he’s telling his kids about the time he met that one guy from that famous band.
3)      The time I got a FedEx from the Smithsonian telling me that my photo was going to be displayed in the museum and printed in their magazine.
4)      When I found out I was having a boy.
5)      I could never dunk a basketball, but that brief summer of my 20th year when I could jump high enough to touch the rim of a basketball goal.

Anyway, I'm out of town today doing work things. I'm not sure what my schedule will look like for the next few days. I may not be as around as I want to be.

Ah, those were good times, add the fish taco thing to it and I’m feeling pretty good about life.

20 comments:

Gail said...

My nephew had sang the praises of fish tacos...I resisted the siren's call.

Neil Vogler said...

Fish, uuuughhhh. Nope.

But come on: what was the famous band? Inquiring minds want to know!

Brent Wescott said...

I don't eat fish, but once my wife made fish tacos and they weren't bad. I'm not going to put them on my list of awesome things, but they weren't as terrible as I thought they would be.

Grumpy Bulldog, Media Mogul said...

Fish tacos always sound interesting; I'd like to try them at some point.

BTW, you had a boy? That would have to be a first for medical science!

Nancy said...

I do, I do like Green Eggs and Ham. I do like them Sam I Am. Dr. Suess encouraged you to try things way back when. You just have to listen to those children authors. I'm curious about the band as well.

Stephen Tremp said...

I'll stay away from that fish taco. And I dunked a volley ball back in the day. My hands aren't big enough to grip a basketball.

Brinda said...

A good fish taco is a beautiful thing. I've had many that were better than beef or chicken. I'm glad you can add a wonderful experience to your fine list.

Tonja said...

Love the picture. That's exactly the kind of thing my husband would order.

boopia said...

Great concept about the fish taco. Keep an open mind and an open mouth?

M.J. Fifield said...

Yeah, that picture is how I envision fish tacos to look too. Glad you were pleasantly surprised...

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

I enjoy the taste of fish tacos.

Jay Noel said...

I just can't bring myself to try a fish taco. I might be missing out, but I think it's a mental block.

Safe travels, my friend!

Deborah Walker said...

I love you, man.

Andrew Leon said...

I used to feel the same way about fish tacos. Until I tried them. It took me a while, though, and I think you have to get them at the right place.

Jo said...

LOL Fish tacos, when prepared right, are SO GOOD!!!! I never would have believed it, either... fish tacos SOUNDS gross. But, once I tried them... yum.

Briane P said...

I don't like fish. I'm with Jim Gaffigan: It tastes too fishy. So a fish taco is 50% things I don't like.

But I did like your list of great things that happened to you, especially that finding $20 in the parking lot was first on the list, way ahead of the birth of your son and winning that Smithsonian contest. That is true fatherhood, right there: "Here are 7 great things about me, and also, I have a kid somewhere or other."

Mark Noce said...

Luv the fish taco pic, lol:)

Cindy said...

The pic is funny. I never considered trying fish tacos until now.

The Golden Eagle said...

I've never heard of fish tacos before. My first impression is that they don't really sound appetizing. :P

Donna Hole said...

Your picture there is exactly what i envision when I hear "fish tacos." I don't like my food to stare at me . .

Hope work is treating you well. have a good trip.

........dhole